William Gay makes an interception that was called back due to a holding call Dec. 7 in Cincinnati.

William Gay re-emerges as a force on defense

Steelers cornerback living up to nickname as Big-play Willie Gay with three interception returns for touchdowns.

about 9 hours ago

 Jussi Jokinen, right, celebrates with Panthers teammate Brad Boyes Dec. 6. Jokinen is relied upon more in Florida, but in different roles than when he was with the Penguins.

Former Penguins has new on-ice role with Florida

Jussi Jokinen’s role changes with move from Penguins to Panthers, but not his role as a mentor of young, foreign players.

about 9 hours ago

Pitt dragging on offense

Pitt’s defense had come around recently but the offense seems to be lacking as of late.

about 9 hours ago

Duquesne hopes to rebound vs. Massachusetts Lowell

Rebounding is one of the biggest setbacks lately for Duquesne.

about 9 hours ago

Larry Walsh on snow sports: Ski mom keeps fun flowing

The family that skis together has a ton of fun together, says ski mom Wendy Ellis, who makes sure that it happens with her clan.

about 9 hours ago

West Mifflin edges rival Steel Valley, 70-69

Tony Hill makes two free throws with 26 seconds left to lift West Mifflin to a 70-69 Class AAA Section 3 victory against Steel Valley.

about 9 hours ago

 Olli Maatta - Tough year gets even tougher

Penguins notebook: Defenseman dealing with mumps and bumps

Defenseman Olli Maatta has mumps to go along with an undisclosed injury that has kept him out of the past 5 games.

about 9 hours ago

 Penn State players celebrate Thursday night after defeating Stanford in  an NCAA women's volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City.

Player of year Hancock sets pace for PSU women

National player of year Micha Hancock sets everything up for Penn State women's volleyball team as it bids for NCAA title Saturday night.

about 9 hours ago

 Bishop Canevin’s Mitch King, left, battles for the ball with Washington’s Dequay Isbell Friday at Bishop Canevin. Canevin rallied for a 65-55 victory.

High school basketball highlights: North Allegheny rolls over Gateway with Constantino’s 37

Surging North Allegheny, powered by Cole Constantino’s 37 points, rolled to a 90-76 win against Gateway.

about 9 hours ago

Bob Smizik: Chiefs poses problems, but . . .

The Steelers aren’t the only team with a personality disorder. The Kansas City Chiefs are also some guilty of strange on-the-field behavior.

about 3 hours ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett started showing symptoms two days after he visited Children's Hospital.

Children’s Hospital examining policies on infections

The Pittsburgh Penguins had some concerns about mumps after playing teams with stricken players but visited the hospital anyway.

about 8 hours ago

Pitt to hire football coach before athletic director

Head of search committee says hiring of a coach to replace Paul Chryst is expected "relatively shortly."

about 11 hours ago

 Pine-Richland coach Eric Kasperowicz didn't take long to lead his team to the top of the WPIAL Class AAAA standings.

Pine-Richland's Kasperowicz gets his team to the top in a hurry

In just his second season as at Pine-Richland, Eric Kasperowicz won a WPIAL title and is the Post-Gazette’s choice as coach of the year..

1 day ago

 Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead breaks a tackle by Archbishop Wood's Justin Rubin after an interception in the PIAA Class AAA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium last week..

Central Valley's Whitehead delivers in oh-so many ways

Post-Gazette Player of the Year Jordan Whitehead had a sensational senior season, leading his team to a WPIAL title in grand style.

1 day ago

 With wins in their final two regular season games, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers would clinch the AFC North and host a playoff game.

Limited tickets for possible Steelers playoff game on sale Saturday

With wins in their final two games, the Steelers would host a playoff game Jan. 3 or Jan. 4 at Heinz Field.

about 20 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins Olli Maatta clears the front of the net against the Canucks at the Consol Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps

Tests for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and goaltender Thomas Greiss came back negative.

about 21 hours ago

 Corey Hart plays for the Brewers.

Pirates sign former Brewer

Corey Hart, trying to battle back from two years of knee problems and surgeries, likely will platoon at first base with Pedro Alvarez.

about 12 hours ago

 Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons rushes against Lawrence Timmons and Antwon Blake of the Steelers at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 14.

On the Steelers: Lawrence Timmons not getting recognition he deserves

The inside linebacker consistently makes big hits; unfortunately, some of his victims are his Steelers teammates, not opponents.

1 day ago

Penguins notebook: Crosby returns to lineup

Star center Sidney Crosby missed three games with mumps after picture of his swollen face goes viral on social media.

1 day ago

 Offensive coordinator Todd Haley throws a pass as the Steelers practice at  their South Side training facility on Nov. 26.

Steelers notebook: Facing former team no benefit for Todd Haley

Offensive coordinator says facing Kansas City offers no significant advantage any more because of personnel turnover.

1 day ago

Sandusky loses legal battle to restore state pension

The former Penn State assistant football coach, convicted of multiple sex offenses, was trying to win back a $4,900-a-month state pension.

about 9 hours ago

 Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury of sexual abuse of 10 boys and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

AP: Jerry Sandusky won't get his pension back

Sandusky’s attorney Chuck Benjamin said today that the State Employees’ Retirement System issued a 122-page opinion with the decision.

about 19 hours ago

 Jerry Sandusky is escorted from the Centre County Courthouse after his sentencing on child sex abuse in October 2012.

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

The judge says she needs more time to resolve disagreements about which documents the NCAA must produce.

about 23 hours ago

 Former University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson, left, and former Pitt football coach Paul Chryst talk about the team's inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football schedule at a news conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last year.

Coach or AD? Which Pitt football post will be filled first?

With two top jobs open, the University of Pittsburgh’s athletic department may be looking to reinvent itself.

1 day ago

 Pitt's Michael Young blocks a shot by Duquesne's Darius Lewis in the first half at Consol Energy Center Friday night, December 5, 2014.

It still comes down to defense for Pitt

The Panthers are starting to do more of what Jamie Dixon wants defensively, though they also remain a work in progress.

1 day ago

 Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen on the sidelines in last month at Milan Puskar Stadium.

No shortage of topics for conversation around West Virginia football

Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving after the Liberty Bowl, Tom Bradley isn't going anywhere, and Oliver Luck will be missed.

1 day ago

 Penn State football head coach James Franklin speaks during a news conference at Yankee Stadium regarding the upcoming Pinstripe Bowl between Penn State and Boston College, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in the Bronx borough of New York.

The in-home visit: Building a relationship with a recruit

Penn State coach James Franklin and his staff pride themselves on have rapport with the family as well as the player.

1 day ago

District roundup: Brianna Kiesel sparks Pitt women to 7th win

The Panthers took down Ball State Thursday at home to improve to 7-3 on the season.

1 day ago

 Vincentian's Sarah Marusic, left, guards  St. Joseph's Lizzy Celko Thursday night at Vincentian.

High school highlights: Milestone win for Blackhawk star

Standout guard Chassidy Omogrosso surpassed 2,000 career points in the Cougars' victory against Ellwood City.

1 day ago

Bob Smizik: Show me the money, Chancellor

Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher, some five months on the job, moved boldly this week by firing athletic director Steve Pederson.

1 day ago

 Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges on Friday in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the centerline on a highway.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Phelps, 29, was sentenced to a year in prison, but the prison sentence is suspended. He must be on probation for a year and a half.

about 19 hours ago

2014 All-Conference Football Teams


1 day ago

Basketball Box Scores: Dec. 19

Box scores from Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

about 9 hours ago

 Steve Pederson spent 12 years over two tenures as Pitt athletic director.

Gene Collier: Hiring right coach is what Pederson never got right

For all the good Steve Pederson did for Pitt athletics, hiring the right football coach always eluded him.

2 days ago

 Two bald eagles sit today in a nest in Hays.

They're back: Bald eagle camera makes its return to nest in Hays

The camera, which had been up since December 2013, was removed in September after the fledging of three eaglets.

1 day ago

 Blake Comeau is congratulated by teammates after scoring game winner in overtime against the Avalanche at the Consol Energy Center.

Comeau's overtime goal gives Penguins 1-0 win against Colorado

A goal by left winger Blake Comeau at 2:24 in overtime gave the Penguins a win against the Colorado Avalanche.

1 day ago

 WVU quarterback Clint Trickett led the nation's No. 9 passing attack this season. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving the Mountaineers for the same post at Kentucky.

WVU offensive coordinator Dawson to join staff at Kentucky

Dawson, who will serve as offensive coordinator for the Wildcats, joined the Mountaineers’ staff in 2011.

1 day ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to play tonight against Colorado at Consol Energy Center.

No mumps for Fleury; Crosby could be in lineup tonight

Fleury’s backup, however, Thomas Greiss, is being tested and is in isolation. The Penguins host Colorado tonight.

1 day ago

 Hunter Hayes

Athletes of the Week: Hunter Hayes & Natalie Myers

South Fayette's Hunter Hayes and Burrell's Natalie Myers honored

2 days ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back for a 94-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant against the Bengals in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium.

On the Steelers: No-huddle offense could return

One way to slow Kansas City's pass rush is to play a hurry-up style on offense.

2 days ago

 Penguins team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas announces Sidney Crosby has mumps.

Penguins dealing with adversity

Penguins refuse to give mentally while mumps, injuries ravage their roster.

2 days ago

Steelers Notebook: Chiefs defense stellar in red zone

The Steelers are one of the top scoring teams in the NFL, but they will be challenged Sunday against Kansas City.

2 days ago

Penguins notebook: Mumps have ripple effect

Team cancels some charity events because of mumps outbreak, but visit to Children's Hospital apparently caused no problems.

2 days ago

Oliver Luck resigns as WVU’s AD for No. 2 job in NCAA

Luck, 54, will serve as executive vice president of the NCAA, second-in-command to president Mark Emmert.

2 days ago

Riverhounds hire new president, head coach

Riverhounds shake-up results in hiring of a new team president and head coach and the severing of ties with its MSL partner.

2 days ago

Bob Smizik: Without support, Pederson fired

To the applause of many, and particularly an influential group of football lettermen, Pederson was ousted by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

2 days ago

Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 16

Will the Steelers beat the Chiefs to clinch a playoff spot? See what Gerry says along with the rest of the NFL slate.

1 day ago

West Xtra: Canevin shows major progress on the basketball court

Bishop Canevin won only four games last season in boys basketball; the Crusaders matched that figure in its first four this season.

2 days ago

 South Fayette teammates pose for photos after defeating Dunmore in the PIAA Class AA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday afternoon.

West/South Xtra: Second title is twice as nice for South Fayette football team

In raising their winning streak to 32, the South Fayette Lions proved last year was no fluke in the PIAA Class AA championship game.

2 days ago

 Jordan Whitehead and the Central Valley football team bowed out in the PIAA Class AAA championship game last Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.

West Xtra: Loss in football state title game stings Central Valley

A memorable football season that included a WPIAL title comes to a bitter end for Central Valley.

2 days ago


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